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Night Sky Network Webinar Series: Expanding Our View with NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

Posted on March 7, 2023 - 2:05 PM CST

3/21/2023 (Tue) - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT

Tags: Webinar | SciAct Community

Event information

Join the Night Sky Network and Brandon Lawton on Tuesday, March 21 at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern to learn about the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2027.

NASA’s next flagship astrophysics mission, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, aims to expand our view of the cosmos.  Scheduled to launch by May 2027, the Roman Space Telescope will enable new science thanks to its unique combination of a large field-of-view, Hubble-like resolution at near-infrared wavelengths, and the ability to rapidly survey large portions of the sky.  Join me as we explore what makes the Roman Space Telescope so special and the amazing science to come from this unique space-based mission.

About Brandon Lawton

Brandon Lawton is a Ph.D. scientist with more than 10 years of experience in the astronomy communications and outreach field. He is a Project Scientist for Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope science communications at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).  STScI is the Science Operations Center for the Roman mission and is located on Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland.  Brandon manages the portfolio of STScI public outreach projects for the Roman mission, in addition to leading several NASA data and authentic experiences efforts for NASA's Universe of Learning Science Activation program. Brandon has a research background in studying the interstellar medium of galaxies near and far, including star formation processes.  Brandon earned his Ph.D. in 2008 from New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, NM.

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